History WesternAnimation / BatmanMaskofthePhantasm

12th Dec '16 9:12:24 PM Nakayama90
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* SeriesFauxnale: The movie was originally intended to be the series finale, which is why Joker seemingly dies at the end.
1st Dec '16 6:46:47 AM PaulA
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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. A few select set pieces do stand out (a few of the Phantasms' smoke effects and the final explosions at the Gotham World Fair most notably), but it's otherwise rather standard. The reason is the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.

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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. A few select set pieces do stand out (a few of the Phantasms' smoke effects and the final explosions at the Gotham World Fair most notably), but it's otherwise rather standard. The reason is the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.notably).
1st Dec '16 12:29:41 AM KJMackley
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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. A few select set pieces do stand out (a few of the Phantasms' smoke effects and the final explosions at the Gotham World Fair most notably), but it's otherwise rather standard. The reason is the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.
25th Oct '16 8:02:20 PM Katsuhagi
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* ReturningTheWeddingRing: When Andrea breaks up with Bruce she does so through a DearJohnLetter and her engagement ring left behind for him to find.
25th Oct '16 1:03:13 AM PaulA
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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. A few select set pieces do stand out (a few of the Phantasms' smoke effects and the final explosions at the Gotham World Fair most notably), but it's otherwise rather standard. Justified since the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.
25th Oct '16 12:02:12 AM KJMackley
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last shot is Batman surveying Gotham and the BatSignal turns on, with him leaping into the sky.


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* BatSignal: After blaming Batman for the first murder, Reeves and various cops try to summon him with the bat signal. However, he already knew they were looking to take him in and didn't show up.


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* DemotedToExtra: Commissioner Gordon has a few lines in the first half where he argues that Batman wouldn't be killing mobsters, and after the second murder tells Arthur Reeves to direct the Batman manhunt himself as he wasn't going to be part of it. He isn't seen for the rest of the movie.
24th Oct '16 11:48:24 PM KJMackley
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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. Justified since the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.

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* AnimationBump: Unfortunately averted. The animation quality is on level with a really good episode of the series proper, rather than feature film quality. A few select set pieces do stand out (a few of the Phantasms' smoke effects and the final explosions at the Gotham World Fair most notably), but it's otherwise rather standard. Justified since the producers didn't even know Warner Bros was going to give it a theatrical release. Bruce Timm even said for all intents and purposes the movie was a DirectToVideo.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Reeves was Carl's accountant and helped organize both his escape and refinancing the money Carl owned to the mob. When he asked Carl for help with his political campaign Carl refused, and Reeves sold him out to the mob in return]].



* MythologyGag: During a flashback, a bat was briefly seeing outside Bruce's window and flew away. However, Bruce didn't see it. [[ForWantOfANail He probably would have without Andrea's presence in his life.]]

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* MythologyGag: During a flashback, a bat was briefly seeing outside Bruce's window and flew away. However, Bruce didn't see it. [[ForWantOfANail He probably would have without Andrea's presence in it, as he was preoccupied with designing his life.]]new vigilante costume. In the comics, the original reason he chose the form of a bat was because one crashed through his study window and Bruce recalled the sudden fear he had, later versions had him falling into the bat cave as a child and being startled by a swarm of bats. The movie does its' own version of events as Bruce and Andrea are walking the Wayne Manor grounds at sunset and a swarm of bats emerge from a nearby crevice (also leading him to explore the cave later on).


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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Carl Beaumont is the most likely candidate after the puzzle starts to unravel, and Stacy Keach voiced both characters. Joker knew it couldn't be Carl because he personally killed him several years ago, and addressed the Phantasm by female pronouns when they show up, with Andrea revealing herself to him]].


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* StealthHiBye: The Phantasm is a master of doing this, often with a SmokeOut. In their only direct confrontation with Batman, they perform it on an open rooftop once the police helicopters come in, and Batman can't do the same and is forced into a protracted escape.


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* TaughtByExperience: Bruce's first foray into vigilantism has him show up in black clothes, a utility belt and a ski mask, and he just jumped down into the group and started barking police orders. Reflecting on the event, Bruce was pleased with his skills and overall ability to handle the situation, but noticed that they didn't fear him and he needed to have that advantage before a confrontation.
9th Oct '16 8:02:42 PM PaulA
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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first and, until ''[[BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]]'', the only feature to have received a theatrical release.

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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- is TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Of the various films based on the Franchise/{{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), it was the very first and, until ''[[BatmanTheKillingJoke ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]]'', the only feature to have received a theatrical release.
9th Oct '16 12:01:47 PM HextarVigar
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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first one and, until ''[[BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]]'', was the only feature to have received a theatrical release.

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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first one and, until ''[[BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]]'', was the only feature to have received a theatrical release.
9th Oct '16 12:00:35 PM HextarVigar
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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first one and, until [[BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]], was the only feature to have received a theatrical release.

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Of the various films based on the {{DCAU}} (and DC's original animated films), ''Mask of the Phantasm'' -- TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' -- was the very first one and, until [[BatmanTheKillingJoke ''[[BatmanTheKillingJoke The Killing Joke]], Joke]]'', was the only feature to have received a theatrical release.
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